So... I actually managed to edit and schedule three weeks' worth of posts during the holidays... But then I got lazy with blogging since everything was scheduled... And then I got an annoying cold and just wanted to sleep so now I'm back to having a backlog of pictures I need to edit and posts I need to write and nothing written in advance :( Hopefully I will have some time to do posts this weekend... I'm planning on staying home and relaxing and getting rid of this last bit of my cold!
My middle finger nail broke too so please excuse it being a bit shorter!
I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue as my base. I went out and bought this back when Sally Hansen completely changed the color but kept the name. I hadn't really heard much about this polish before that, and wanted to try it after seeing how dearly some people loved it. It is a nice cobalt blue, slightly dusty but I didn't think it was that amazing... Not something I would personally stockpile anyway. The formula was creamy and easy to control... not outstanding just good. I didn't find it to be a one coater like other people have said. I also don't find the color that unique.
Then I added one coat of Essie Shine of the Times. It was a bit hard to capture the shift... the flakies were gorgeous in real life!
And because I've been making everything matte these days...
with Deborah Lippman Flat Top matte top coat
What do you think of this mani? Have you tried Pacific Blue? Do you prefer the flakies glossy or matte?